AAT GB stairclimber

Combining one piece of kit with one accessory would help to revolutionise solutions for transferring mobility-restricted individuals up and down stairs, according to stairclimber specialists, AAT GB.

Almost every local authority in the UK already has at least one AAT S-Max in stock, according to AAT GB, and it states that the addition of its Universal Back accessory extends its ease of prescription, offering optimal variation of support and harnessing from just one piece of equipment.

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Class 1 medical device classified, AAT’s S-Max battery-powered kinematic unit can either incorporate a seat, replicating the support of a wheelchair, or be attached to most common types of wheelchair.

The unit smoothly powers up and down stairs, safely transferring the patient from one level to another- and onward to destination. Its requires minimal effort to operate and steer and its minimal turning circle means it can accommodate most flights of stairs, even ones with turns or twists.

No structural alteration or installation is required for the home, with only a little operator training need, which, AAT GB state, can be provided as part of the assessment/ re-issue process.

When not required, the unit folds compactly away.

“It’s a paradigm shift in the way OTs can resolve limitations for clients in transferring between levels,” comments Peter Wingrave, Director at AAT GB.

“It improves client’s daily life, and thereby improves their mental wellbeing. It further reinforces our stairclimber suitability for purpose, making it the ‘go to’ option, without the disruption to structure or family life inherent with alternative multi-storey transfer equipment.”

AAT GB has stated that its team of specialists can work alongside the occupational therapist to assess – free of charge – the suitability of an S-Max for the property, the patient, and their carer(s).

It can then, it says, manage the whole process, from supply of the equipment, and training of the carer who will operate the climber, ensuring a correct and safe solution.

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